RopeCon® establishes direct link between pit and valley at El Limón-Guajes gold mine
To connect the El Limón gold ore pit with the processing plant it was necessary to overcome an altitude difference of approx. 400m in steep terrain. Minera Media Luna, S.A. de C.V. (MML), 100% owned subsidiary of Torex Gold Resources Inc., opted for the RopeCon® as a means to transport 1,000 metric tons of gold ore per hour into the valley over a distance of 1.3km. Along with other aspects, safety and environment were key considerations in prompting the decision.